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5 Practices to Gain More Time and Master Productivity

Entrepreneurs have to wear many hats and our days are filled with endless to-dos. As we often work solo or with small teams, the number of items on that list can seem endless and unrelenting.

One of the greatest “mind enemies” we face is personal judgment around our productivity. For example, if at …


5 Tips to Organize Your Day for Maximum Productivity

Whether you're the type of person that jumps out of bed before your alarm clock or the kind that doesn't officially start your day until that second cup of coffee, we can all use a little push in the morning. Follow these tips to help you make the most out of your day and achieve maximum …


Try Out This Productivity Tip That Worked Wonders for Me

Type “productivity tip” into Google search and you are likely to come up with more than 112 million hits. That’s because we are all trying to be more productive. This interest has caused dozens of productivity-based companies (tech and otherwise) to sprout up in recent years, but I’m here to tell …


8 Ways to Radically Increase Your Productivity

Beginnings are the most exciting and energizing times in life. If things have been in a slump for you, make some changes. Lasting success comes from making pointed shifts in your behavior on a daily basis. Success is rarely the result of the major decisions you have to make due to the long and …


A Quirky New Trick to Beat Procrastination

A new study offers an unexpected (and simple!) trick to help you rein in your tendency to put stuff off.

Entrepreneurs aren't the only people who struggle with procrastination. Psychologists, it seems, do too. At least that's what you'd have to conclude from the number of scientific studies …


Productivity expert David Allen on getting things done in a digital world

David Allen can sound something like a guru. The author of the productivity bible Getting Things Done likes to talk about "mismanaged inputs," the things that "pull on your psyche" and the nirvana people experience when they fully empty their email inbox.

"Have you ever tasted what it was like to …


6 Books That Will Boost Your Productivity Right Now

Even the most productive people would like to be more efficient. Here are 6 books that will help you get more done in less time with less effort.

Most of the time I feel like a productive person. I write three columns a week, am getting a master's degree, manage a small number of clients, and …


8 Business Practices That Increase Productivity

Productivity is on the decline in America: The Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that during the fourth quarter of 2014, nonfarm business output increased by 3.2 percent, and hours worked increased by 5.1 percent; but productivity itself decreased by 1.8 percent. This is a disturbing trend for any …


4 Productivity Books That Can Help You Get More Done

From proper procrastination to better distractions, these books will teach you how to be more efficient.

If you’ve ever felt like, despite your best efforts, you can’t seem to get to the bottom of that daily to-do list—join the club.

But just because being a productivity ninja seems like a farfetched …


5 Tips to Help You Stay Productive at Work

This is part of the Increased Productivity series where experts in productivity, brain training, and business success share the techniques and tools they couldn't live without.

Almost every individual who works for a living has experienced, or has been experiencing, productivity issues in the …

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10 Habits You Should Abandon Now to Improve Productivity

Not all tasks are equally important

They say that you have the same number of hours in the day as Beyonce — so why does it feel like you’re never able to get caught up on your business to-do list?

Apart from not having your own team of personal assistants, stylists and other hangers-on, it could be …


How To Kickstart Your Productivity This Weekend

Could you use your weekend to be more productive, not by cramming it full of work, but in other ways?

Time away from the office is an important aspect of productivity. For a start, that’s when we get to choose for ourselves how we spend our time.

Often, however, when it gets to Monday morning we …


Why Saying This Four-Letter Word Can Transform Your Productivity

A neurochemical shift happens in your brain when you say "done" at the end of even the smallest tasks.

Perfectionists are often reminded that "done is better than perfect." But it turns out there’s another reason we should all try to create more "done" moments in our workdays.

Saying the word done …


Productivity guru David Allen shares his 3 best tricks for saving time

Best selling author David Allen.

We're always looking for a new morning routine, the ideal office environment, or the latest time-saving trick to maximize our daily productivity.

With the flurry of resources and information out there, it can be difficult to know where to start and what will actually …


Beware These 6 Productivity Killers

You have the same amount of hours in a day as Beyonce. Or Elon Musk. Or President Obama. The number is the same, daunting figure no matter who you are: 24 hours. So, what’s the difference between those at the top of their fields and those lost in the shuffle? The answer is simple: how productive …


3 Psychological Strategies to Increased Productivity

If you’ve ever lost an afternoon to a great conversation or become so involved in a work project that all else was forgotten, then you’ve definitely tasted the experience of flow. In flow, we are so focused on the task at hand that everything else falls away. Action and awareness merge. Time flies. …


Boost Productivity by Optimizing Your Work Environment

For many entrepreneurs, profitability is directly correlated with their productivity. Yet from time to time, even the most disciplined entrepreneur might not be able to focus on work.

Even though you're constantly busy, you might feel like you can't accomplish anything.

The solution is to make better …


4 Common Productivity Tips That Are Actually the Worst

You’ve heard the same “tried and true” advice from productivity experts for years. And I’ll admit it—I’ve given and taken this advice myself.

But the truth is: A lot of it is a lie. Most of the “best” productivity advice doesn’t work. Here’s why—and what to do instead.

1. “Don’t Check Email First


To Increase Productivity: Work Less, Get Happy

Managers are perpetually searching for new and better ways to increase productivity and engagement of employees. While conventional reward systems for hard work and achievements show appreciation for those who are adding value to your team, these programs may not be enough to inspire people to …

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The Simple Trick To Productivity? Do One Thing At Once

Here’s a work scenario most of us are familiar with …

You’ve just settled down to the task you’re doing, when someone interrupts you and asks you to do something else instead.

So, you switch tasks and put aside whatever it was you were doing.

But how much has switching your attention in this way just …


10 Simple Productivity Tips for Organizing Your Work Life

Productivity is all about efficiency -- doing more, faster and with less. And with increasing demands from today’s anytime, anywhere workplace, it is has never been more important. To get the most ou of your day, you need to focus on these three segments of your life:


Humans are notoriously poor …


Increase Your Productivity By Eliminating DAWAL

We’re all affected by one of those “slow work days” once in a while. We spend all day being active, yet at the end of the day, none of our tasks are complete. What happened? And what if—heaven forbid—you are doing this to yourself? Earlier this week I discussed this topic with marketing strategist …


3 Ways to Become Super Productive

Do you feel like there are never enough hours in the day? Read this to make the most of your time.

You may feel like there's never enough time in the day. Jumping from task to task, you work from dawn to dusk only to be disappointed by your progress. When you try to relax, you're subconsciously …


Assessment: What’s Your Personal Productivity Style?

Carson Tate is an expert on workplace productivity and the author of WORK SIMPLY: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style (Penguin, 2014).


Five Productivity Lies We Tell Ourselves

No, you don't actually work better under pressure. This and more myths we tell ourselves about how we work best.

We all want to work smarter—that’s why productivity is such a hot topic—but are we getting ahead or just spinning our wheels? Tracey Foulkes, CEO of Get Organised South Africa, says too …


How Music Affects Your Productivity

Music has a way of expressing that which cannot be put into words.

It is for this reason (and many more) that music is regarded as one of the triumphs of human creativity-but does music itself help one to create?

This is an important question to examine, because music has increasingly become apart of …


11 Awesome Productivity Tips That Will Radically Improve Your Life

With the abundance of demands on our time today, it's easy to feel like we're losing control. Even if we've decided what really is important, we still require a few sensible suggestions to assist us in organizing our time more effectively.

With the abundance of demands on our time today, it's easy …


What's Keeping You Out Of The Productivity Zone? These Two Things

Here’s a question for entrepreneurs: When was the last time you were really in “the zone?” Of course we’ve all been there. It’s one of those days where you accomplish more by lunchtime than you typically get done in an entire day. What if you were able to capture that essence and put it to work …


5 Daily Habits That Will Increase Your Productivity Levels

“How can I become more productive?” is a question that will continue to always come up.

Everyone wants to get more done and feel a sense of accomplishment as each day comes to an end. There are a million different productivity tips out there, but here a five ways to increase your productivity levels …